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Re: rc & runsystem

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: rc & runsystem
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 19:34:10 -0800 (PST)

I would be perfectly fine with saying that runsystem, runttys, and rc, are
outside the scope of the core hurd package and should be separate (along
with motd and ttys).  They can be in a separate source tarball, and that
would be a package that noone would use if there is a better replacement to
be found.  i.e. bsd44-init (which basically what we're providing now),
sysvinit, or ams-init or whatever floats or boat can be the package to
provide /libexec/runsystem.

The /etc/login stuff is arguably a third class, since you might or might
not want it and ultimately whether it's in use is controlled by the stuff
your runsystem thing runs and whether that decides to run login with no
user argument, and by your passwd databases and what they say for the
"login" user.  OTOH, it is quasiconfiguration stuff that goes with
/bin/login, which is part of the hurd package.  So I guess it stays (for
make install-config).

Of stuff in daemons/ only console-run is really Hurdish in implementation,
and directly required by /hurd/init, and so should stay in the hurd proper.

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